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       Title: French Chocolate Cake
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 8 servings
       2 c  All-purpose flour
     3/4 ts Baking soda
     1/2 c  Cocoa powder
     3/4 ts Salt
     1/3 c  Butter or margarine
   1 1/3 c  Sugar
     3/4 c  Water
     1/2 c  Sour cream
       1 ts Vanilla
       3    Egg whites
     1/2 c  Brown sugar; packed
     1/2 c  Water
       2 tb Butter
       2 oz Chocolate
       2 c  Powdered sugar
     1/8 ts Salt
     1/4 c  Cream
   Sift together the flour, soda, cocoa powder (unsweetened)
   and salt; set aside. Cream butter until fluffy and light
   then add water, sour cream and vanilla. Mix with flour
   mixture and beat until smooth. Beat egg whites for 1 minute
   then fold into batter. Pour batter into 2 well greased and
   lightly floured cake pans. Bake in preheated 350~ oven for
   25-30 minutes. Cool then frost.
   BROWN SUGAR CHOCOLATE FROSTING: Combine brown sugar, water
   and butter in saucepan. Cook until a little syrup dropped
   into cold water froms a soft ball. Remove from heat and add
   chocolate; stir until melted and smooth.
   Blend in sifted confectioners sugar and teaspoon salt,
   alternately with cream. Beat well then add 1 teaspoon
   vanilla. Thin with additional cream if necessary, a few
   drops at a time.